It takes a lot to make me excited after the August bank holiday weekend. Even the promise of a four day week normally fails to shake me from my late summer blues. This week, however, I am all kinds of excited. As in swivel chair dance kinds of excited.
Why, you ask? Well this week we’ve laid down the welcome mat for the latest additions to the TotallyMoney blogging team- Viviana from The Lean Times and A Thrifty Mrs from the eponymously titled (and magnificent) blog. Both of these ladies are truly excellent bloggers and I’d recommend anyone unfamiliar with their work to get up, make yourself a cup of tea, come back and spend a sizeable chunk of the afternoon over at each of their blogs.
Viviana is an ex-Manhattanite who has been living in London for over ten years. An old friend of TotallyMoney, FruGal interviewed Viviana way back in 2008 in our Frugal Five Minutes series and Viviana wrote us an excellent guest post earlier this year on financial secrets. Viviana works in the world of fashion photography (meaning she’s at once incredibly chic and incredibly savvy). She is the founder of the superb site The Lean Times, where she shares expert tips on lush living with thrift. She’s also the author of Even LEANER Times Ahead (and how to survive them), which is available to buy here.
A Thrifty Mrs is a twenty-something Irish girl living up north in the Happy Monday’s home town of Manchester. A charity shop fiend with an eye for bargain and a penchant for vintage fashion, a Thifty Mrs’ blog gives readers a sneak peek into the fabulous life of a thrift connoisseur. Head over to her blog for everything from cleaning tips to cheap and chic fashion inspiration.
Both Viviana and A Thrifty Mrs will be writing regularly over here at TotallyMoney so keep an eye out for their upcoming posts! I hope you’ll all join me in welcoming these lovely ladies to the TotallyMoney team.
*Does another swivel chair dance*